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Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 13:14

A new edition of Women In Data Science arrives

This year's seminar will address topics such as gender bias in Artificial Intelligence, female leadership in data science, and the reality of women in the sector.

Raul Garcia Hemonnet

Since the URJC held the first edition of Women In Data Science (WIDS) in 2020, the seminar has established itself as a space in which to inform and motivate students and young professionals about the professional career opportunities that exist in this sector.

This new edition It will be held this Thursday on the Madrid campus (degree hall, departmental building. 16:XNUMX p.m.). The objective is to continue attracting students and delve into current issues related to information and communication technologies.

The topics chosen this year have to do with Artificial Intelligence and gender biases, examples of female leadership in data science projects or the reality of women in the sector and the problems they encounter.

Researchers, directors, consulting specialists, etc. will talk about it.

"In addition to the presentations, we ended with a round table focused on the role of the university in training and research and on what we do to identify gender biases in data science and transmit this knowledge to the sector," explains Carmen de Pablos. , organizer of the seminar and professor in the area of ​​Business Organization.

WIDS was born as an initiative of Stanford University to encourage women to opt for careers related to ICT. The URJC seminar is held under the umbrella of the 'SAP next gen' initiative, which aims to encourage new generations to specialize and train in quality employment, and the master's degree in SAP Logistics Project Management.